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The white garden, white flowering perennials

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The white garden at dusk
(Henri Le Sidaner – 1912)

The best example of the monochromatic garden is at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, created by poet and gardener Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962).

Whether it’s considered as a minimalist response to the exuberant colours of Impressionism or the expression of a desire for peace at the dawn of the twentieth century, the white garden focuses on the symbolic values of white in Western culture.

More than just a colour, white symbolises purity, peace, innocence and life.

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Gravel garden

wpid-jardinsec2A gravel garden may be the result of a landscaping decision.

You may want a Mediterranean-style garden or a dry garden for a technical reason, such as meeting the cultivation requirements of particular plants or adapting to particular climatic conditions.

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